Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919--the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a
resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a
national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower
signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way
to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military
veterans with parades and speeches across the nation including a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National
Cemetery in Virginia, pictured below.
As the 11th falls on a Sunday this year, Monday is the recognized federal holiday. All DePaul Libraries will maintain normal hours; classes also meet as usual.
Sailor and Girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, May
1943, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division http://loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992001227/PP/